Psychosis and Rodenticides: A Case Report

    Published on:July/2018
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2018; 10(3):374-376
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jyp.2018.10.83
    Authors:

    Tenzin Tsundue, Khayati Moudgil*

    Department of Pharmacy Practice JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam-643 001, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

    Abstract:

    Objective: A poison can be any substance that can be taken through any means with net production of toxicity, which may result into death and coma as well. The evolution of rodenticides through history, witnesses the large-scale use of the first and the second-generation rodenticides those are commonly found with many of the household items meant for pest control. Psychosis is a mental health issue associated with episodes of hallucinations and delusions. This leads to the patient’s misinterpretation of the surrounding environment. Few literatures have been reported regarding the use of rodenticides in psychotic patients. Manifestations of rodenticide poisoning includes gastric irritations, flank pain, gastric distension etc. The management focus of rodenticide poisoning should be more prominently based on most recent updated guidelines and dose titration should be monitored on the laboratory outcomes. Monitoring is the key to remission.

    Key words: Adverse Drug Reactions, Psychosis, Poison, Rodenticides, Self-Harm.

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